Here we are on another Monday morning - these weeks are flying by!
Let's rewind a little...my last post was about Easter, since then I have been to Jersey City for work, went to dinner, saw old friends, came back from Jersey City, celebrated my 5 year Anniversary with my Charlie, rode on Thomas the Train in Baltimore, dropped Henry off with Gayle and Grandpa, had a wonderful anniversary dinner, had painters come to the house, enjoyed our new deck and have full blown allergies.
All that happened in less then a week and Charlie wonders why I was sleeping on the couch at 8:45pm last night.
First things first, my work trip. It was short and sweet but I do have to give a rave review to my friends restaurant. The restaurant is called Satis Bistro and it is located in Jersey City. FABULOUS food - I mean unreal. From the appetizers to the gelato desserts. I know they are my friends and you think I should be saying this, but honestly I wish I was able to eat there every night. If you are in the area, check them out at lunch or dinner!
After a train ride back I arrived home to pick up Henry from school. He wasn't as excited as I was, but, oh well. I still missed him dearly. We met Charlie at home and headed over to Moe's for an Anniversary dinner.
Friday, the day of the "first" royal wedding was our 5 year Anniversary. We said no gifts but my wonderful husband came home from work bearing gifts. Of course I squealed in delight. He got me a new watch and I love it. Poor guy only got a card from me, but we did say no gifts and I told him the tree he purchased for our lawn was our gift. I think the 5 year traditional gift is wood, so it was perfect.
Saturday morning we were up bright and early, it was time to see Thomas! Henry could not stop asking to go see Thomas and Charlie and I were happy to finally get there so we didn't have to answer the same question over and over. Here are pictures from our day out with Thomas.
After Thomas and some lunch we headed home to drop Henry off with Gayle and Grandpa. They were watching him so Charlie and I could go out to dinner. Charlie and I actually went back to the same place we went for our 1 year Anniversary. We wanted to make a tradition out of it and we actually told our waiter that night that we would see him in another five years.
On our way to the restaurant, Charlie reached into his sport jacket pocket and pulled out a receipt. He was like you are not going to believe this, it was the receipt from our dinner four years earlier!!! Either Charlie doesn't wear the jacket that much or we need to clean the pockets out better. At the end of the night, I pulled the receipt out to compare and we only paid $1 more this year, we are pretty good.
If you live in Northern VA you must eat at L'auberge chez Francois. It has been around since 1954 but was located in DC then. They moved it out to Great Falls, VA in 1976. It is an old French chateau in the middle of VA. The food is beyond your wildest dreams. The charm, the atmosphere and the waiters are just pure nostalgia. It is a little pricey but it is delicious! We enjoyed every morsel of food that night, it was a great anniversary dinner.
To wrap this up, Sunday was spent around the house. We had painters come and paint the dining room and the loft area upstairs. I haven't taken pictures yet, but I will soon.
As crazy as the those few days have been, I loved every minute of it. Exhausted to say the least but there is not a thing I would change about being busy and honestly it's not going to change because the next few weeks are more of the same!